Mint belongs to family Lamiacea. There are approximately thirteen to twenty-four different types of mint around the whole world. It is used for various purposes and has many healthy benefits.
Mint is not used in large amount but it has many important nutrients. It contains vitamin A, Iron, Manganese and Folic acid. Vitamin A present in mint is very healthy for eye health and vision in night. Mint is also rich in various types of antioxidant that prevent the body from free radical production.
2.Improvement of Irritate able bowel syndrome
Mint is very helpful in treatment of irritate able of bowel syndrome which is the most common digestive problem. Common symptoms of this syndrome include gas, stomach pain, bloating and changes in bowel habits. Peppermint oil derive from peppermint is very beneficial to treat Bowel syndrome.
Indigestion refers to the pain or discomfort in upper abdomen or burning pain behind the breastbone. Mint can be used and it is affective in relieving digestive problem like indigestion. Peppermint oil is also effective in treating indigestion.
4.Enchacement of brain function
Peppermint oil is very effective for normal function of brain. Smelling the mint leaves for five minutes helps in improving of memory and learning. Studies have also shown that if person is tired during driving it is advice to smell mint leaves it will make the person alert and active.
5.Breasfeeding pain reliever
Mother who feed their new born often experience cracked and sore nipple which may cause pain during feeding. Applying crushed mint on the affected area for five to ten minutes help in relieving pain. Similarly using peppermint gel is also effective in treatment of cracked and sore nipples.
6.Cold symptoms and flu treatment
Flu is caused by influenza virus that inhibits nose, throat and sinus area. It can lead to mild to serious illness. Peppermint oil can be used for treatment of flu.
7.May mask breath
Different Mint flavored chew gum are available that are used to avoid bad breath from mouth. Chewing fresh mint leaves helps to kill the Bacteria in mouth that produce bad odor in breath.
8.Good to add in your daily food
Mint can be used in different dishes and juices. Mint chutney is very tasty and delicious to eat. Similarly mint soda is healthy to drink during summers.